Watch Trump’s Final Statement On Obama Birther Issue

screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-5-23-52-pmDonald Trump has been vocal and controversial about the Obama birther issue since 2014…long after it was first raised by the Clinton campaign in 2008. Mr. Trump trolled the mainstream media in a major announcement about the birther issue during a recent appearance.

According to The Blaze:

After years of questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump relented Friday, telling reporters at a press conference in Washington, D.C., that the president “was born in the United States. Period.”

Trump has openly questioned the president’s birthplace for several years.

In 2011, Obama released his birth certificate, showing that he was born in Hawaii.

At his press conference, Trump claimed, “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it.”

 

Obama told reporters at the White House Friday that he’s “shocked” the issue came up again during the 2016 election.

 

“I was pretty confident about where I was born,” Obama said. “I think most people were, as well. And my hope would be that the presidential election reflects more serious issues than that.”

It’s interesting how well Mr. Trump knows how to manage the media and manipulate them to cover him. He’s been fighting with Clinton, who has every word covered and aired by the media. However, Mr. Trump has his most controversial 10 second soundbite aired, while the rest of his comments are ignored. By using the ‘birther’ story, he made it irresistible for the press not to cover him.

What do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.

You can watch his comments below:

  • PATRICIA MEAD

    So–if anyone has reason (documentation) to believe Obama was born in America they need to come forward and not with a fraudulent birth certificate and fraudulent social security number.